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About Contemporary Arts: Professional Communication

Ramapo College’s Degree Completion Program (DCP) provides returning adult students ages 25 and older a fully mapped pathway to finishing their undergraduate degree on an accelerated schedule. The DCP offers two accelerated contract majors:

  • Social Science – with a Society and Culture concentration
  • Contemporary Arts – with a Professional Communications concentration

These accelerated majors combine online and evening classroom study on a part-time, year-round schedule (fall, winter, spring and summer).

Generally, DCP students have earned at least 64 credits either through an Associate’s Degree or through a combination of transfer credits from previous institutions. Students must also be part of a Degree Completion Program cohort in order to enroll in either of the DCP accelerated majors or in a DCP section of a course.


The accelerated Contemporary Arts: Professional Communication major focuses on how information is created, managed, distributed and consumed. Students in this program engage in coursework in three key areas: Business and Non-Profit Communication, Written Communication, Visual Communication; and Persuasion and Oral Communication. With this degree, you will be prepared for careers in fields as diverse as public affairs, advertising and marketing, as well as opportunities in business, government and non-profit administration.

Class List:

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Public Relations Specialists$38,610 - $136,450
Human Resources Specialists$41,510 - $121,190
Advertising and Promotions Managers$97,840 - Varies
Marketing Managers$94,440 - Varies
Sales Managers$86,840 - Varies

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit


Related Programs

Social Science: Society and Culture

Bachelor of Arts